Power, Gender and Social Change in Africa
Raj Bardouille, Margaret Grieco
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 M03 26 - 359 pages
Gender plays a hugely significant and too often under-considered role in predicting how accessible resources such as education, wage-based employment, physical and mental health care, adequate nutrition and housing will be to an individual or community.
According to a 2001 World Bank report titled Engendering Development—Through Gender Equality in Rights, Resources, and Voice, enormous disparities exist between men and women in terms of basic rights and the power to determine the future, both in Africa and around the globe. A better understanding of the links between gender, public policy and development outcomes would allow for more effective policy formulation and implementation at many levels. This book, through its discussion of the challenges, achievements and lessons learned in efforts to attain gender equality, sheds light on these important issues.
The book contains chapters from an interdisciplinary group of scholars, including sociologists, economists, political scientists, scholars of law, anthropologists, historians and others. The work includes analysis of strategic gender initiatives, case studies, research, and policies as well as conceptual and theoretical pieces.
With its format of ideas, resources and recorded experiences as well as theoretical models and best practices, the book is an important contribution to academic and political discourse on the intricate links between gender, power, and social change in Africa and around the world.
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... Structure of the Chapter The chapter is presented in four parts. The first situates the problem professionally, noting where the issues are not only programmatic but also disciplinary as they arise from the roles played by lawyers ...
... structures of institutions; rather, they urged consideration of a third part: legal culture. “Legal culture” reflected the idea that within their broader culture, societies have attitudes, values and behaviors relating particularly to ...
... structures (e.g. the courts, police, hospitals) have little impact on [domestic violence] abuse unless complemented by cultural changes (personal empowerment, education and the development of critical thinking and skills). Economic ...
... legacy of “kgotla democracy” underlies malegendered liberal democratic structures and practices, posing significant barriers to women's political activism and leadership. But both Tswana Van Allen: Radical Citizenship 65.